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The ELCHANITE 1961
PUBLISHED BY THE STUDENTS OF
Y E S H I V A UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL
2270 Church Avenue, Brooklyn 26, New York
N^tJp ^lu^ji'^'Srin nv Dfc^ b^K^3ji n-oN npnn
Canst thou find out the deep thing of G-d?
Canst thou attain unto the purpose of the Almighty?
C O N T E N
ADMINISTRATION . . .
TALMUD FACULTY . . .
HIGH SCHOOL FACULTY
Elchanite Staff 42
Service Squad 46
Student Court 47
Topics Bulletin 53
Math Team 55
Debating .... 56
Variety Nite 60
Junior Varsity Basketball 65
Varsity Basketball 66
Rhapsody on a Summer's Night— 6y Walter Reich 72
Cancion de Cuna-6y Mr. Isaac J. Cantor ... 73
Heritage— 6y Allan Freedman 74
I See A New Light-6y Walter Reich 75
Before The Beginning—
by Mel Benzon and Milton Elbogen 76
The Prospector— 6y Isaac Gottlieb 77
Lure of the Heavens— 6y Allen Feuer 78
SENIOR DIRECTORY 95
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Man attempts to discover the essence of existence,
the principles of being, to discover the holy ineffable
dimension of reality, to delve into the realization of
the mystery of his precarious existence and its inscrutable
meaning, to establish the unique and ultimate
Man's search for G-d leads the mind to the summit
of thinking, creates in us the understanding that
religion has its own scope, perspective and goal.
It exposes us to the majesty and mystery in the
presence of which the mind is not deaf to that which
transcends the mind.
It is to this search that we dedicate our yearbook
and our lives.
Dr. Samuel Belkin, President
Dr. Shelley R. Saphire, Supervisor
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOLS
Rabbi Abraham N. Zuroff,
Rabbi Hyman Heifitz
Rabbi Samuel Fink
Rabbi Samuel Faivushevitz
Rabbi Peretz Yogel
Rabbi Zelo Schussheim
Rabbi Herman Frankel
Rabbi Solomon Drillman
Rabbi Harold Kanatopsky
Rabbi Pincus Shebshaievitz
Rabbi Samuel Shmidman
Rabbi Joseph Epstein
Rabbi Wolf Durchin
Mr. Joseph Brand
Mr. Robert Bassell
Mr. Joseph Strum
The four-year English courses help prepare the student for
the rigorous State Scholarship Examinations and the College
Boards. Formal grammar is given in the first two years, while
the last two are devoted to classical American and English
literature. Not content with having students learn merely
by rote, the department also emphasizes the creative side of
writing by assigning numerous compositions every term.
In addition to the regular sessions, weekly class meetings
are held as lessons in democracy.
Rabbi Yaakov Dardac
Dr. Jechiel Lichtenstein
Knowledge of a foreign language is a necessity in our times,
and our language department is doing much to enable
students to attain this knowledge. Aside from the com-
pulsory four years of Hebrew language and history, two-year
courses are offered in French, Spanish and Latin. A staff of
proficient instructors assures pupils an excellent background
in foreign culture as well as the spoken and written word.
Mr. Isaac Cantor
Mr. Jacob Soshuk
Mr. Maurice Mashal
Mr. Morris Septimus
Mr. Louis Cooper
Rabbi Hyman Heifitz
The increasing importance of mathematics in our society has
aroused an interest in this field among a growing percentage
of the student body. The YUHSB mathematics department
is comprised of a group of outstanding teachers who com-
petently pass on their knowledge to the students. Two and
one-half years of mathematics are required for graduation,
but a complex range of courses from elementary algebra
to a college course in analytic geometry and calculus is
made available to capable and interested students.
Rabbi David Bohensky
IVIr. Samuel Lebowitz
Mr. Seymour Parness
Mr. George Davidson
Mr. David Schiff
With the advent of a new and amply equipped modem labo-
ratory, YUHSB students have had the opportunity for the
first time to worli independently on experiments. The new
laboratory has also encouraged more students to take elec-
tive courses in chemistry and physics, and has necessitated
the addition of a second chemistry class. General science
and biology, which are given in the first and second years,
are required for graduation and give the students an excel-
lent background in the expanding world of science.
/Ir. Arthur Becker
Students at YUHSB have three and one-half years in which
to enrich their knowledge of the Social Sciences. The courses
follow the progress of man from the beginnings of time to
the present day. The Social Studies class also presents the
student with an opportunity to offer tentative solutions to
Mr. Morris Purcell
/Ir. David Getz
Although it is the smallest in the school, the Minors Depart-
ment ably serves the needs of the students in art, music and
physical education. The most prominent aspects of the art
course are its emphasis on the fundamentals and history of
art, while much emphasis in the music program is placed
on the appreciation of the famous classical works. In physical
education; development of the body and the values of clean
sportsmanship are stressed.
Mr. Harry Allan
Rabbi Matthew Clark
The guidance department under the aegis of Rabbi Matthew
Clark has aided many students in the solution of their aca-
demic and personal problems. Expanding to meet the needs
of the times, the department has worked out a complete and
unique card system for the student body. Originally insti-
tuted to orient freshmen and sophomores, the department
now performs the particular function of helping upper class-
men in their choice of college and vocation.
Mr. Harry Morse
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Serving as chief negotiator between an active student body
and the administration, Mrs. Yetta Rosenman, secretary to
the principal, has succeeded in both her official and unofficial
activities. The Bursar's office was efficiently run by Financial
Secretary Mrs. Harriet Hochdorf who was always ready
with financial advice.
rs. Yetta Rosenman
Left to right: R. Liebis, Secretary
Mrs. H. Hochdorf. D. Rhine.
Mr. John Santiago
Responsible for maintaining the physical appearance and
cleanliness of the school, Mr. John Santiago heads a main-
tenance force which provides for a well-kept school. John
has expanded his activities this year to include a stimulating
minyan breakfast and an orderly method of food distribution.
Arista 6-8; Library 5; Captain 6-8;
Sanitation Manager 1-2; Debating
1-5; Manager 7: Service Squad 2;
Track 5-6; Hausman Awards 1-6.
Bored with his 98's in Gemara.
Gerald decided to develop his mus-
cular powers in the library as Gen-
eral and Supreme-in-Command of
the Decorum Squad. In the office
of Class Debating Manager he
proved that the easiest route to
the U. S. Presidency is via P.T.
boat. His road to a career in mathe-
matics will be via Yeshiva.
"G-d is with those who per-
severe." George Herbert
"Rabbi Heifetz. bevakasha!"
Elchanite Literary Editor 8; G.O,
Vice-President 7; G.O. Secretary
Treasurer 5; Student Court 6; Ar
ista 4-7; President 3; Vice-Presi
dent 2, 4; Secretary-Treasurer 8
Debating 1-5; Topics 3-8; Swim
ming 1-6; Co-Captain 7-8; Math
Team 5-8; Bowling 7-8.
Melvyn, the only Merit finalist
who was not an Editor-in-Chief of
the Elchanite, was active in both
scholastic and extra-curricular ac-
tivities. A member of the notorious
Triumverate, he will be remem-
bered also for the role he played
as ex-Vice President of another in-
famous group known as Arista. In-
telligence, initiative, individuality
and his freestyle will aid him in his
career at M.I.T.
"In the scale of the destinies,
brawn will never weigh so much
as brain." Lowell
NATHAN J. BERENHOLTZ
Debating 7; Varsity Timekeeper
7-8; Chess and Checkers Club 1-4;
Service Squad 3-6; Lost and Found
7-8; Intramurals 8.
Jackie's Central connections
proved to be assets in his battles
with Doc. As Official Varsity
Scorer, he cheered on his team to
its first championship. His wry
humor and sarcastic remarks will
continue to entertain his fellow stu-
dents at Brooklyn.
"1 do not care WHO your father
Elchanite Art Editor 7-8; Topics
1-3; Elchanite 1-3; Bulletin 1; Serv-
ice Squad 1-4; Captain 7-8; Elec-
tions Commission 8; Constitutional
Revisions Commission 1; Varsity
Basketball Manager 7-8; Library
Squad 3; Library Journal 3; Haus-
man Award 6.
Elliot was voted Most Likely to
Succeed because he held the keys
to the kingdom. As captain of the
Service Squad and three-year man
with The Reb, he commanded re-
spect and exhibited various unique
abilities in all phases of student
endeavor— abilities which will serve
him well in the profession of
"He had the keys to wisdom's
treasure." J. Bartlett
Elchanite 1-4; Business Manager
7-8; Topics 2-4; Business Manager
5-6; Varsity Basketball Manager
7-8; Scorer 7-8; Circulation Man-
ager 5-6; Lost and Found Manager
7-8; Vice-President 7; Class Busi-
ness Manager 1-3, 5; English Li-
brary 5; Service Squad 2; Debating
Dave followed in the family tra-
dition by successfully managing the
financial affairs of the Topics and
the Elchanite, and heading the
Lost-and-Found bureau. Faithfully
attending each game, Dave acted
as scorekeeper for our Varsity. He
wilt continue his studies in finances
"The place does not make the
man, but the mark." M, Clark
Atom 6;. Elchanite Photography 7;
Debating 4-6; Co-op 3-4; Service
Squad 4-6; Intramurals 1-6.
Sid, good-natured and friendly,
successfully continued in the Bloom
tradition. Running the circuit
which starts from Rocky's class, he
entered 105 a year after his brother
Dave, and spared Matt a showdown
with both Frank and Jessie. Pos-
sessor of a strong sense of justice,
Sid will continue his studies at
"That which is not worth speak-
ing, they sing." Rraumarchais
Elchanite 5-6; Topics 5-6; Atom
5-8; Debating 1-8; Manager 4;
Laboratory Assistant 7-8; Variety
Nite 5-6; Audio-Visual Commission
7-8; Hausman Award 3-4.
On his way to Central every day,
Al passed by the school and visited
for a while. Singing his way
through four years, Al starred in
Variety Nite and finally in 105.
Hell star in pre-med at Yeshiva
"He who sings frightens away
his ills." Cervantes
Elchanite Typing Editor 7
Topics 1-2; Bulletin 5-6; Atom 5-7;
Library Journal 4; Secretary-
Treasurer 1-4; Debating 3, 4, 6;
Service Squad 4-5; Variety Nite 8.
Joel Cohen, a talented typist and
secretary-treasurer, never failed to
amaze his classmates by his pro-
ficiency in Doc's class. A dapper
dresser and prolific debater, he will
follow in his father's footsteps and
study law at Brooklyn.
"A merry heart mai^eth a cheer-
ful countenance." Proverbs
Calm before the storr
President 1; Vice-President 2; Sec-
retary-Treasurer 3-6; Business
Manager 2; English Library 3-6;
Service Squad 1-2; Track 1-8;
Perennial handball team captain,
Larry won distinctions in other
sports as well: track, slapball and
gymnastics figured prominently in
his high school career. A pet pupil
of Rabbi Weinbach and Rabbi
Fink, Larry hopes to apply his
"Gemara intuition" while sojourn-
ing at Yeshiva.
•■Nnw Chnpm.in. I would like
N,,u h. I.^ll nir " A N Z
Elchanite Business Manager 7-8;
Atom 6-7: Variety Nite 1-6; Presi-
dent 3; Athletic Manager 4; Debat-
ing 6-7; Service Squad 2-4; Junior
Varsity Basketball 4; Intramurals
Morty achieved the perfect equi-
librium between mathematics and
sports. One of our belter athletes,
he was a sure pick for a basketball
game, while his mathematical apti-
tude won him the friendship of Mr.
Cooper. He will continue his versa-
tility at Brooklyn College where
he will major in dentistry.
"Thrift is the philos-stone."
"Now we're going to shoot you, Rabbi Clark.'
Elchanie 1-6; Art Editor 7-8;
Topics 8; Atom 5-6; Art Editor 7-8;
YUHSB Review 5-6; Charity Col-
lector 5-8; Variety Nite 5-8; Cha-
gigas 7-8; Laboratory Assistant 1-4,
7-8; Ticket Bureau 7; Service
Squad 1. 5-6; Tennis 1-6.
Art was Marty's life and humor
his hobby at YUHSB. Besides
being art editor of all school pub-
lications, Marty also put his talent
to use for members of the faculty.
He will continue to keep his class-
mates in good spirits at Yeshiva
University, where he will major
"The perfection of art is the
concealment of art." Quintilian
Elchanite Editor - in - Chief 7 - 8
Topics 1-8; Feature Editor 7-8
Bulletin 1-4; Associate Editor 5
Editor-in-Chief 6; Kolenu 5-6:
Atom 1-4; Associate Editor 5-6; Li
brary Journal 1-2; Secretary-Treas
urer 3, 5; Arista 4-8; President 7
Secretary-Treasurer 6; Math Team
5-6; Captain 7-8; Chagigas 7-8;
Service Squad 1-2; Co-op 1-4;
Hausman Awards 1-6.
Lenny always managed to stay
at the top of his class while devot-
ing a good deal of his time to extra-
curricular activities. Serving as
President of Arista he played a
significant role in elevating the
status of the minyan. His profici-
ency in mathematics as evidenced
by his captaincy of the math team
will be further developed at
"They know enough who know
how to learn." Henry Adams
Elchanite Activity Editor 7-8;
Topics Managing Editor 7-8; Typ-
ing Editor 3-6; Arista 5-8; Presi-
dent 1, 4; Vice-President 6; Stu-
dent Court Chief Justice 5; Math
Team 5-8; Swimming 5-8; Labor-
atory Assistant 5-8; Audio- Visual
As Managing Editor of the
Topics, Joel spent much of his
school time working on headlines
and visiting the printer. One of our
more talented seniors, Joel ex-
celled on both College Boards and
Scholarship exams while playing
an active role on the swimming
team. He will continue to run
ahead of his math class at Brook-
"The study of mathematics . . .
begins in minuteness and ends in
magnificence." C. C. Colton
Prospect Park, anyone?
ALLAN ROY FREEDMAN
Elchanite Co-Editor 7-8; G.O. Pres-
ident 8; Topics 3-6; Copy Editor
7-8; Kolenu 3-4; Editor 5-8; Arista
5-8; Vice-President 7; Student
Court Chief Justice 7; Debating
1-5; Manager 6; Library Squad
1-4; Hausman Awards 1-4.
Allan's career at YUHSB was
characterized by a high scholastic
rating, by his knowledge of Russian
and Yiddish, by his unique "nega-
tive attitude," and by the mono-
grammed furniture found in every
corner of the school. He rose to
fame in his senior year after being
elected G.O. veep and later ascend-
ing to the presidency. Though
interviewed by Yeshiva without
even applying, Allan will attend
"The pen is mightier than the
Vice-President 1; Debating Team
1-2; Library Squad 5-6; Service
Squad 1-3; Handball 7-8; Intra-
murals 4-7; Elections Commission 2.
Arch enemy of the faculty,
Jakie showed them who was boss
with his booming 704 College Board
average; Mr. Becker never re-
covered. A fiend for exercise, he
was forced to spend his last period
walking across the room because
his lunch period was taken up
opening lockers. Tipped off about
the Yeshiva interviews, he was the
only one who came dressed for
the occasion. He will follow his
brothers to l&&th Street where he
will walk his dog.
"Pick. Pick. Pick!!!"
Forgotten for a period.
Varsity Basketball 3-8; Captain
7-8; Junior Varsity 1-2; President
7; Athletic Manager 2; Service
Squad Sergeant 7-8; Track 1-2.
7-8; Bowling 7-8; Intramurals 1-8.
Simcha will be best remembered
for his all-around skill as "over-
seer" on the basketball court. He
is one of the few players in the
history of the school to score in
double figures and excel in Gemara
at the same time. Laurie will con-
tinue his academic studies at
"And skill is a joy to any man."
Atom Editor-in-Chief 5-8; Audio-
Visual Commission 3-6; Head 7-8;
Laboratory Assistant 1-8; Co-op
1-3; President 3-4; Debating 1-8;
Manager 1-2; Tennis 3-5; Captain
7-8; Intramurals 1-5.
Warren, who diuided his time
between travelling and the labor-
atory, successfully managed the
Atom in his last year and was the
only senior with an eight o'clock
bus pass. He will continue wearing
his white coat at Yeshiva where he
will major in medicine.
"The shortest distance between
two points ... is quite a trip."
The Dashing Plagiarist
Elchanite Photography Editor 7-8;
Topics 7: Bulletin 7; Atom 6-8;
Swimming 7-8; Debating 1-4; Intra-
murals 1-4; Elections Commission 7.
Les' unusual way of doing things
and succeeding at them was a con-
stant source for amusement. His
ability on the swimming team
proved his versatility; his flair
for science coupled with his natural
curiosity should prove the right in-
gredients for a medical career after
"Every absurdity has a cham-
pion to defend it."
Who's running in the Fifth?
Swimming 1-6; Captain 7-8; Bowl-
ing 5-6; Captain 7-8; Service Squad
1-2; Sergeant 7; Lieutenant 8; Vice-
President 3. 5; Athletic Manager
1, 4; Elchanite Business 8; Topics
1-4; Handball 7-8; Track 1-8.
Harvey, who is usually to be
found in the Diplomat during
lunch, seldom pays for his own
game. His all-around excellence in
athletic activities won for him the
captaincy of both the swimming
and bowling teams. He will major
in business administration while
taking advantage of the City Col-
"Sleep is the best cure for wak-
ing troubles." Cervantes
Topics Editor-in-Chief 7-8; Topics
3-6; Elchanite Activities Editor 7-8;
Literary Staff 5-6; Kolenu 2; Edi-
tor-in-Chief 3-8; Arista 4-8; Presi-
dent 8; Secretary-Treasurer 7;
Student Court 5; President 5;
Business Manager 2-3, 5; Math
Team 5-7; Hausman Awards 1-6.
Abie's intelligence, savoir-faire
and strong command of Hebrew
united to produce an individual
fitted for his environment and cap-
able of changing it, wealthy in
friends and rich in character. After
remodelling the world of journal-
ism he will do the same for the
field of medicine.
"Fame is what you have taken,
character is what you give."
Atom 6; Athletic Manager 2, 4; De-
bating 4; Handball Captain 7-8;
Intramurals 1-8; Hausman Awards
Dave, our representative from
Chaim Berlin, excelled in school-
yard ball and psychoanalyzing the
■Coop." Highlighting his career by
regressing to 105 and being one of
the verv few to find his way out,
he decided on City College where
he will evaluate his integrals.
as the Gross calls it again."
Topics 1-2, 5; Journalism Club 1-2;
Service Squad 3, 5-7; Lost and
Found 5-6; Intramurals 1-6.
Ten O'clock Scholar Hirschman
beat the odds and won the battles
singlehanded. Possessing a fine
mind for Talmud and fortified with
myriad imaginative excuses, he
fought valiantly for his position as
Public Defendant. Four years of
Septy, Doc and Yoc— topped off by
a stretch in the Highest Shiur—
mellowed the qualities and broad-
ened the capabilities he will exhibit
in Yeshiva next September.
"Gay krig an admit." Rabbi P.
Topics 5-6; Math Team 7-8; De-
bating 5-8; Intramurals 4-7; Cha-
gigas 7-8; Public Speaking Club
Elliot paid a visit to YUHSB in
his sophomore year and liked it
so much that he decided to stay
on. Always willing to argue about
anything, he was usually found
proving his point to some reluctant
classmate and was a constant
source of humor at Chagigas. Elliot
will continue to perplex his instruc-
tors at Brooklyn.
"I wish I knew as much about
anything as Hoffman knows about
everything." L. Cooper
Elchanite Activities Editor 7-8;
Arista 5-8; Varsity Debating 2, 4-8;
Variety Nite 1-2. 5-6; Leader 7-8;
Chagigas 1-6; Co-Leader 7-8; Serv-
ice Squad 2; Library 3-4; Debating
2-5; Manager 7; Laboratory Assis-
tant 5-8; Hausman Award 1-2.
With an oriental look and name,
Carmi introduced the Hebrew
nomenclature to our teachers while
entertaining the students with his
accordion. Serving as senior pro-
moter for trips to Aretz, Carmi will
lead the way with a year's study
at Yeshivat Hadarom.
"Zion, does thou not seek . . ."
Elchanite 3-6; Photography Editor
7-8; Topics 4-5; Atom 5-6; Variety
Nite 3-6; Leader 7-8; Chagiga Co-
Leader 7-8; Debating 5, 6; Athletic
Manager 6; Service Squad 2-3;
Junior Varsity Basketball 1-2;
With a swingin voice and a
rockin' guitar, Wayne entertained
us at the Chagigas and Variety
Nites. A patron of the Astor and
Kesty's best friend, he made the
Elchanite pay through the nose for
his Polaroid. He will pay through
the nose at Syracuse next fall.
"Only the flint of a man's mind
can strike fire in music."
Variety Nite 7-8; Chagigas 7-8;
Service Squad 1-7; Debating 3-7;
Sanitation Manager 6-8.
Joel entertained us many times
with his violin solos and authentic
Australian folk-songs. He is the
only commuter who has survived 4
years of the Rogers Ave. bus with-
out a snide remark, and four years
of school without a cynical word.
Armed with many friends and a
warm personality, he will enter
Yeshiva next fall.
"Good bye Dolly, I must leave
you . . ." Ole Bobby Bee
Topics 7-8; Bulletin 5-7; Kolenu 4;
Atom 7; Arista 7-8; Secretary-
Treasurer 8; Business Manager 4;
Math Team 6-8; Track 8.
Lennie, who came to us in the
sophomore year from Lubauitch,
spent his senior terms correcting
Septy in physics. Wearing his
multicolored yarmulka, he was al-
ways willing to lend a helping
hand. His excellence in math and
science will be of help to him at
City College where he will study
"Yea, he would fly upon the
wings of the wind." Psalms
"Huzzy! Gey in auditorium!"
Elchanite Art 5-6; Editor 7-8; Atom
Art Editor 5-8; Service Squad 1-2;
Athletic Manager 1-2, 4-5, 7; Va-
riety Nite 7-8; Glee Club 7-8; Cha-
gigas 7-8; Intramurals 1-8.
Hank, one of the most amicable
boys in the senior class, is one of
the few YUHSB students possess-
ing talent in the field of art. He
was an invaluable aid in the pro-
duction of the Elchanite and has
displayed additional talent at Vari-
ety Night as a member of the Glee
Club. He will major in Commercial
Art at Hunter.
"Man is the artificer of his own
YOC 5-8; Co-captain Chess Team
7-8; Bowling Team 7-8; Handball
7-8; Co-captain Checker Team 7-8;
Service Squad 1-2; Intramurals 3-5.
Ping-pong champion and chess
enthusiast. Howard starred in the
Coop's Calculated Calculus Class
while laughing his way through
every other period. The menace of
the basketball court, he was the
most feared player in the school.
He will attend classes at Brooklyn
with flying shirt-tails and a flushed
"Laffing is the sensation of pheel-
ing good all over and showing it
principally in one spot."
Elchanite Photography Editor 7-8;
Service Squad 5-6; Topics 7-8;
Atom 5-8; YUHSB Review 5-6;
Minyan Leader 5; Secretary-Treas-
urer 8; YOC 5-6; Office Squad
7-8; Tennis 5-6.
Norman earned the reputation
of being a serious, diligent student.
His comprehensive notes enabled
many a student to pass Yoc's
quizzes and Doc's tests. Permanent
bearer of the post-recess attend-
ance sheet, Norman wilt continue
his education at Brooklyn as a
"Push on— keep moving." Morton
Elchanite Business Staff 5; Topics
Business Staflf 3, 5-6; Atom 6;
Library Journal 4; Debating 5-7;
Manager 8; Service Squad 7.
Arnie, who, on one occasion, was
not only as good as but better than
Gold, was almost elected Debating
Manager as a write-in. Replete
with friends and Elchanite pledges,
and with an inherent debating skill,
Arnie will begin his pre-law studies
"A man of letters, manners,
morals, parts." Cowper
Elchanite 1-3; Vice-President 8;
Business Manager 6; Service
Squad 1-2; Library 3-5; Intra-
Marty, whose extra-curricular
activities include waiting [or the
fire drill at Erasmus, spent his
Senior year trying to catch sight
of it from room 105. One of Mr.
Spinella's regulars, he whiled
away the hours by watching the
pins fall. He will continue his
studies at City.
"There is a kind of sweetness
in character." Freich
Topics Business Staff 5-6; Topics
Staflf 5-6; President 8; Glee Club
7-8; Intramural Debating 5-8; Vari-
ety Nite 8; Hebrew Club 5-6;
Ping-pong Team 5-6; Chagigas 7-8.
Phil, probably the only Flip in
the history of the school, flopped
from Doc to Yoc with no apparent
change in accent. A member of the
lunchtime basketball set. Flip man-
aged to bounce to life after a de-
grading entrance from that uptown
school. He will bounce right back
again come September.
"Mah shimchah-Plip?" Yoc
'You bunch of dodos!"
Variety Nite 8; Chagiga 7-8; Glee
Club 7-8; Service Squad 7-8; Hand-
ball 7-8; Intramurals 1-8.
Ira, always a tough competitor
in any sport, was the star of our
newly-formed handball team. The
only senior to have Doc for nine
terms out of eight, Ira proved that
the only way to act with teachers
is to humor them. His Talmudical
aptitude and his scholastic abilities
will prove to be valuable assets at
"I will FAIL you, even with a
Elchanite 7; Atom 5-6; Vice-Presi-
dent 3; Business Manager 2, 6;
Athletic Manager 4; Service Squad
2, 4, Debating 2, 6; Junior Varsity
3-4. Handball Team 7-8; Co-op 1-4.
Basketball player, ping-pong
champ and equestrian admirer,
Moishe always managed to find
■something to wager on. His un-
canny knack for being in the right
place at the right time, won him
many prizes. The right place for
him next year will be City, where
he will major in math.
"My very best wishes to you for
success on the examination."
Rabbi Abraham N. ZiircifT
Elchanite Editor-in-Chief 7-8; G.O.
Secretary-Treasurer 6; Topics 1-8;
Copy Editor 5-6; Elchanite 1-8;
Kolenu 3-4, 7-8; Bulletin 1-4; Atom
1-4; Library Journal 1-4; President
4; Secretary-Treasurer 3; Debating
Manager 1; Student Court 5-6
Arista 5-8; Varsity Debating 1-8
Chagigot 1-4, 7-8; Laboratory As
sistant 2-4; English Library 1-3
Hausman Award 1-4.
W. Reich: who thought boldly;
who combined, who interpolated,
who amalgamated; who is mentally
and creatively highly mobile: who
lives against the grain in a nonde-
script world and is left breathless;
who will major in English at Col-
umbia and thence to surgery;
whose pen will inflame, whose
scalpel will heal.
"With me poetry has not been
a purpose, but a passion." Pee
Typing Editor, Elchanite 7-8; El-
chanite Typing Staflf 5-6; Elchanite
Photography Staff 1-2; Elchanite
Art Staff 1-2; Topics Typing Staff
6; Associate Editor, Topics Bulle-
tin 7-8; Bulletin Staff 5-6; Vice-
President 5, 8; Service Squad 2;
Class Debating Team 3-4; I.Y.
Branded as a member of the
Triumvirate by Rabbi Zuroff, Zeke
tried to fit this description by har-
boring no attitude. Though he was
a rider of the shuttle between the
Principal's and Rabbi Clark's of-
fices, he did not always confine his
trips to such short distances. Pos-
sessor of an enviable math Regents
average, he will enter Brooklyn as
a math major.
"Vox Populi Omnia Bebble."
Editor-in-Chief, YUHSB Review
7-8; English Library 1-4, Head
5-6; Elchanite Business Manager
7-8; Topics 3-5; Bulletin 7-8; De-
bating 1; Variety Nite 5-8; Serv-
ice Squad Lieutenant 5; Ticket
Bureau 3-4; Office Squad 7-8.
David, an experienced decorator,
was always ready to help when he
was needed, and his quiet but ef-
fective presence was always appre-
ciated by those in charge at the
Chagigot or Variety Nite. His
journalistic abilities and ambitions
resulted in the appearance of the
YUHSB Review, a note-worthy ad-
dition to the ranks of the school's
publications. The industrious habits
he possesses will serve him in good
stead at N.Y.V., where he will
major in Business.
"Said and done. Done as soon
as said " Terence
Literary Editor, Elchanite 7-8;
Vice-President, I.Y. 7-8; Feature
Editor, Topics 8; Service Squad
Lieutenant 7; Secretary-Treasurer
3, 5, 7; Elchanite Business Man-
ager 1, 4. 6; Bowling Team 7-8;
Constitution Revisions Commission
6; Intramurals 1-8; Hausman
Full of sound and fury, Sammy
fought a private war against the
world and almost won. A friend, a
critic, a keen observer, he exhibited
more than an ordinary measure of
individuality. Censure will not stop
him, nor reaction wither him at an
"The great hope of society is in-
dividual character." Channing
Service Squad 1-2; Class Charity
Collector 8; Attendance Monitor
7-8; Office Squad 7; Radio Club 1-4.
Dave, a cold weather enthusiast
from Bora Park, could be seen dur-
ing every free period keeping watch
by the gates: a modern day Janus
who, even if he couldn't tell the
future, could at best keep us up
to date with his radio. Starting
September, he will stand vigil on
186th St. and Amsterdam Avenue.
"The finger that turns the dial
rules the air." Will Durant
Elchanite Typing Editor 7-8; Bul-
letin 1-4; Atom 5-8; Vice-President
Elections Committee 5-6; Service
Squad 1-2; Library 3-4; Debating
1-4; Chagigas 7-8.
Rocky, an unofficial member of
the checker team, took the blame
for everything that went wrong in
Septy's class. As Typing Editor of
the Elchanite, he was often sought
by the editorial staff. His devotion
to his work was appreciated by
students and faculty members alike.
"I caught you, Schechter."
Elchanite Business Manager 7-8;
Library Journal Editor 4; Topics
3; Arista 7-8; Vice-President 2;
Secretary Treasurer 1, 3; Service
Squad 1, 3, Captain 8; Library 2-3;
Head 4-5; Debating 1; Manager 8.
Paul spent many a lunch period
writing out receipts for the El-
chanite. As Business Manager, he
started his senior year by bringing
in more money than all seniors
combined. Paul won fame by being
the only person ever to captain the
service squad and sit on the stu-
dent court simultaneously. He will
continue campaigning at City
"Go to your business, pleasure,
whilst I go to my pleasure, busi-
Y.O.C. 1-6: Leader 7-8; School
Charity Collector 7-8; Kolenu 8;
Athletic Manager 8; Minyan Leader
7-8; Debating 8; Junior Varsity 4;
Checker Team 7-8; Hausman
Sincere and pious. Will was the
obvious choice to lead the Y.O.C.
Winner of both the State and Sci-
ence scholarships, he excelled in
all nine hours of his school day.
Wishing to make the most out of
his diversified abilities, he will con-
tinue to bring his rebbes nachas at
Mir while he attends Brooklyn
"The whole of virtue consists
in its practice." Cicero
Levi Lerner says, "Subscribe and you will be blessed."
Arista 7-8; Elchanite Business
Manager 5-6; Debating 6; Athletic
Manager 8; Handball 8; Intra-
Coining to us in the second term
from Chaim Berlin, Manny starred
on and off court, met the require-
ments for Arista, and spurred the
handball team to its first successful
season. He will make good use of
his slide rule and delta X's while
majoring in math at Brooklyn.
"A good mind possesses a king-
Variety Nile 7-8 School Band 7-8;
Service Squad 3; Debating 8;
Ticket Commission 7-8; Intra-
murals 8; Hausman Award 3.
Shimmy spent much of his time
at YUHSB trying to kindle the
fire of Zionism in his classmates.
A wild B'nai Akivanik and "tof"
player, he is also a talented car-
toonist. Combined with his sense
of humor. Shimmy's diversified
qualities will entertain the people
of Israel in the near future, after
a session at Brooklyn night.
"Jesters do often prove proph-
ets." W. Shakespeare
Ticket Bureau Manager 5-8; Topics
3, 5, 7-8; Bulletin 5; Atom 4; Arista
6-8; Student Court 7; President 5-7;
Vice-President 4; Service Squad
3-5; Debating 1-2; Library 7-8;
Hausman Award 1-4.
Selig, one of the most serious and
studious seniors, surprised no one
by pulling one of the higher aver-
ages in the class. Overcoming his
earlier non-Y eshiva background, he
became integrated into the class
and developed into a fine Talmud
student. He will continue his Jew-
ish studies at Yeshiva.
"And gladly would he learn, and
gladly teach." Chaucer
Secretary-Treasurer 2; Debating
Manager 5-7; Hebrew Library 3, 5;
Library 2, 4; Service Squad 1-2;
Swimming 6; Track 3-6; Handball
7-8; Bowling 7-8.
As leader of the "Soshtain Boys,"
Marty led the daily exodus to Ken-
more and took us broke. Broad-
shouldered and broad - minded,
"Jungle Jim" was always a good
friend to have around. He will con-
tinue to wear his black coat while
he parks his car on Amsterdam
Avenue for the next four years.
"I feel like a Bull Moose."
RABBI ISAAC E. SPECTOR
Spiritual Leader of Kovno 1864-
96; Wrote Be'er Yitzhak 1858. Na-
hal Yitzak 1872-84. En Yitzak
1889-95; Rabbi of Isabelin 1837,
Beresa 1839. Nieshvez 1846. Novo-
grodek 1851; Arbitrator at Yeshiva
of Volozin; Established the KoUel.
Among the outstanding rabbinic
scholars of the past century. Rabbi
Isaac Elchanan occupies a unique
position. Although he did not
speak nor understand Russian, the
Russian Government recognized
him as the spokesman of religious
Jewry in Russia. His authority
was almost beyond question. World
Jewry saw in him the expounder
of Rabbinic Law par excellence.
"The law of truth was in his
Varsity Basketball 5-8; Junior Var-
sity 3-4; Topics 7-8; Bulletin 7;
School Athletic Manager 6; Ath-
letic Manager 3-5; President 8;
Service Squad 2-4; Intramurals 1-4.
Barry made the team in his
junior year, started his first game
in Madison Square Garden, and
started every game after that. His
fine defensive play and accurate
shooting eye was a great asset to
a team which played in two garden
games. Born in Brooklyn, he will
attend its college.
"To love the game beyond the
prize." Henry Newbold
Elchanite Business Manager 7-8;
Topics 7-8; Bulletin 6-7; Service
Squad Captain 8. Sergeant 7; Var-
sity Basketball 5-8; Chess Team
7-8; Athletic Manager 5-6; Debat-
Yussi, who came to us from Flat-
bush in his sophomore year, imme-
diately won a berth for himself on
the Varsity and highlighted his
career by an appearance in the
All-Star Game as a senior. Busi-
ness manager of the Topics, he al-
ways met his responsibilities
cheerfully and will continue to do
so in Yeshiva.
"An honest man is the noblest
work of G-d." Pope
Arista 8; Variety Nite 7-8; Service
Squad 3; Library 6; Elections Com-
mission 3; Track 3-8; Business
Manager 6; Glee Club 7-8; Cha-
giga 7-8; Hausman Award 5.
Dave, one of our best dressed
seniors, came to us belatedly from
Brighton Yeshiva. A regular mem-
ber of the elite tea club, he spent
thirty-three days of each year
keeping his annual beard well
groomed. His many friends and
good nature will be a boon to him
at Brooklyn next fall.
"No beard, no understanding."
Elchanite Co-Editor 7-8; Elchanite
5-6; Topics 5-6; Typing Editor 5-6;
Arista 5-7; Secretary-Treasurer 8;
Debating 1, Manager 2-5; Varsity
Debating 4-8, Manager 7; Student
Court Alternate 7; Cliief Justice 8;
Service Squad 1-2.
Aharon Simcha, pronounced
Tawber, Teeber, Tober and some-
times Tauber, was a walking ad
for everything from Adlai to his
components. After serving as eter-
nal debating manager and typing
editor, Ronnie came through with
his famous Pre-Regents Grand
Rally. Aiming for a career in medi-
cine and armed with the fine mind
and capabilities necessary for that
vocation, he will storm the gates
of higher education on Mr.
"An historian is a prophet in
retrospect." Von Schlegel
Bulletin 1-2; Vice-President 1-2;
Business Manager 2; Track 3-4;
Junior Varsity 3-4; Service Squad
1-4; Elections Commission 1.
Aaron, the senior who was first
in the race to find jobs in the Cats-
kills, spent his four years trying
to keep up with the latest fashions.
With a notable interest in the fine
arts and literature, he scored highly
on both the College Boards and
State Scholarship test. Aaron will
purchase his clothes on campus at
Brooklyn College next fall.
"A civil hahit nft covers a good
man ■■ R,.;uiin..nt and Fletcher
Bulletin Editor-in-Chief 7-8; Bul-
letin 1. 5-6; Elchanite Activities
Editor 7-8; Topics 7-8; Atom Edi-
tor 5-6; Student Court Alternate 8;
Chagigas 5-6, Leader 7-8; Debating
1-8, Manager 2-4; Times Circula-
tion 5; Laboratory Assistant 1-2;
Service Squad 3.
Jerry has always been a favorite
at school, not only with students
but also with guidance counselors.
His sharp sense of humor gave us
two of the most outstanding Cha-
gigas in the school's history. Jerry
will leave behind his sweeping cru-
sades as Editor of the Bulletin to
major in physics at Brooklyn.
"Every newspaper editor pays
tribute to the devil." A. Enzee
Atom 7-8; Handball 7-8; Debating
5-7; Athletic Manager 8; Variety
Nite 7-8; Intramurals 1-6.
Although reticent by nature, Bob
was always there when he was
needed. His relaxed personality
won him many friends among stu-
dents and teachers. He should find
no trouble winning friends at
"Friendship always benefits."
WILLIAM G. WOLFF
G.O. President 7; Elchanite Activ-
ities Editor 7-8; Topics 3-8: Arista
6-8; President 4, Vice-President 6;
Varsity Basketball 7; Junior Var-
sity 3-4; Varsity Debating 5; De-
bating 3-6; Swimming 3-6, Captain
7-8; Track 3-4; Handball 8; Eng-
lish Library 4-5; Hausman Awards
Dividing his time among the G.O.
office, the swimming pool, and the
basketball court, Bill fought for
idealistic justice whenever he could.
His standing up for what's right
won him many friends and much
respect. Our loss will be Brook-
"I am not a politician and my
other habits are good."
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A e c
WE START the year with 71 freshies-two leave the
first day . . . Hirschman comes 3 hours late . . . Intro-
duced to The Shmid who promises us all scholarships to
YU . . . Freshmen make living by bootlegging excellent
stamps . . .
Turetsky—U you have three mitzvoth and four aveyrahs
makes us write our own copies of the Hebrew text book for
homework . . .
Homework check with Purcell: Davy Cohen misses 17 out
of 17 . . . Hirschman gives plug for Lichtenstein's cemetery
during intermission in Treasure Island . . . Davidson wants
crushed can experiment back before summer . . . Basketball
flies in Flash's class ... We meet rockin' Lippner with the
swingin' glasses- What's that, I can't hear you? . . . The
new Shmiddy returns, stars 'dot' fad-A dot means a lot.
"Any attempt at cheating. I said an ATTEMPT!"
PurceU's rollbook zeroes
ijljl mysteriously disappear . . . Doc says we show promise of
11 being the worst class ever— sentiments repeated by other
I members of the faculty . . . Lilker tells us to get good marks
V and stop being wiseacres . . . We get Bob for geography . . .
gives test on capitals, invents six countries . . . What's the
capital of Portuguese Timor? . . . ACACBCABABCADDC
I (preview of things to come) . . . Morse volunteers volunteers
' to wash cars, clean bathroom, and paddle recalcitrants". . .
Lpun Leibowitz-Y ANkee DOOdle went to TOWN RIDing
' . . . Morse tells us, "Buying tickets is voluntary, having them
j is compulsory" . . . Switch in our metabolism rate as we
' exchange Turetsky for Septimus . . . Who hasn't their home-
woik? . . . Dootch's class brings him a Christmas tree
j lechovod yomtov . . . Shmid gives Lenny dreidl money, makes
i' us buy our way to the bathroom . . . Sam gets rooked out
of $10 ... Go to Rabbi Zuroff, go straight to Rabbi ZurofI,
do not pass go . . . Rocky caught sneaking into class . . .
Lasher tells Mr. Allan to choke on his pipe, Allan tells him
to go somewhere . . .
Dootch— Why do you not learn the Gemorrah?
Ferfer— My glasses are all wet . . .
WE ENTER the sophomore year by losing an English
teacher . . . French sounds like Hebrew: This is a
beis SEFer, not a beis meshuGOYim . . . Fuzzy animal from
Belgium puts foot in mouth . . . Cooper throws the book
at Lipstein who catches it with his teeth . . . Memory Lane
again— this time in French— "0 que mars ..."... Coop
tells us not to worry, they'll give geometry again next year . . .
Bar-kah-lee anyone? . . .
Shelley— Just what is the Alcove Law, Mr. Bassell?
Bob-Uh . . . dat's a topic in itself . . . Den I walk down
to de battroom an' I catch dis man takin de needle . . . I
asks him to open de box an' out pops a dead cat . . . De tall
man in de office he don't know from nothin' and de lady
behind de desk she . . . When Shelley comes raise your right
hand if you know somethin' an' your left if you don't . . .
Never HELP me, I said NEVER . . . Maslaton beats Senor
in split decision . . . Yoc keeps morning class in three and
one-half hours . . . Schiff solves mystery of the shaking lock:
Poltergeists . . . Good and Plenty: "I will give you all 60's;
it will be good for those who would have gotten 40's . . .
I give you one minute for a conference. The minute is up,
you have five minutes more ..."... Who's got a copy of
the Alshich? . . . Footballs thrown into Coop's class. Lasher
thrown out . . . John Foster Dulles sweepstakes— I'll take
one year, 3 months, 27 days . . . Reich and Freedman fight
indelible ink war to murky end, draw called as parents com-
plain . . . Class turns to Zen as 80% nitrogen gives way to
30% incense . . . Doc, it smells in here-'T LIKE it that
way" . . . You're nothing but an un-mannered, ill-tamed pig
. . . Barenholtz and Freedman start first, tape shiur— But
Reb, it not only sounds like you, it is you ... In a normal
class, I would write on the board . . . Doc vacations for
one term— Ain Payrush . . . This is not the place for atmos-
phere . . . Coop prepares us for Regents with three-minute
locus course . . . Blackjack takes title of best-dressed teacher
from Bob . . . Mysteriously, all of Leon's class get high marks
on final . . .
Student: Reb, what class do I go to next year?
Shepsy: Go to John!
Haven for the shafted.
THE accelerated sixties begin with the arrival of Matt
Clark, special delivery from Canada . . . Excused admits
go into hibernation as suspensions run rampant . . . Senor
teaches Latin for two days and Spanish for a week before
discovering we're all taking French . . . Becker starts his two-
year sermon: million dollar education in a five-and-ten-cent
school . . . Cluck's latest experiment, the electrolysis of rubber . . .
Student: What would happen if those two wires touched?
Cluck: Nothing, just watch— Boom! . . . Rabbi Frankel
leads us into the wonderful world of the Happy Medium, the
only compromise between the means and the extremes . . .
Abe discovers that Sam's class is not spending chazora
properly . . . Chalk fight during poetry report marks begin-
ning of end for Mr. B . . . Library-in-Exile formed— sit down.
Bum, shut up, Bum— Rosenberg, me an' you, we used to
be buddies; you take out de needles an' I'll trow in de
sponge . . . Royal Society of the N formed . . . Bourgeoisie
on to victory . . . Vote for reich and tauber . . . Bob finally
gives up, refuses to take us for another term . . . We say
good-bye with Auld Lang Syne, but our festivities are inter-
rupted by a tall man in an undertaker's suit who wants to
know where all the confetti is coming from . . . Sidney takes
over and we start to learn EngHsh— Bacon, Shakespeare,
Reich, Gold ... We have to look up COMPOSITION in the
dictionary . . . Senor's class is diminished to fifteen after
whistle brigade is forced to leave . . . Marshal discovers we
don't know enough French to pass the Regents, must join
the Foreign Legion . . . Middle States comes and goes-how
long can we keep the lab before it is repossessed? . . . New
equipment initiated as Greenberg burns three holes through
his shirt . . . We take Cluck final unseen— passing mark 37,
half the class still fails . . . Arista vetoes plan for^trip to
Hayden Planetarium for lack of intellectual appeal, sees
La Plume de Ma Tante instead . . . "Eyh, Shussy, m'darf
nish koomen morgen" . . . Hymie hands out paper for a
surprise math quiz, we hand it right back . . .
Doc: I will give you a sixty-FIVE.
Harry: I'll take it . . . Yoc finds dog in his classroom,
panics . . . Fireman Briggs assures us we would never make
it out of the building alive, then puts NO SMOKING sign
in 201 . . . Schoolyard glows brightly as we burn history
homeworks and American Observers . . . Barenholtz and
Greenberg do great on Chem Regents— freshie standing in
hallway almost ruins their plans . . . Already bored with
senioritis, the Juniors head for the Big Time.
Hurricane Edna keeps us out ot school on the first day of the
term, Elchanite keeps us out the rest of the year . . . Abe replaces
Matt in the hearts of the students . . . Pete and Sam, Mutt and
Jeff . . . Air gets pumped out of Clark's tires— now he's an official
guidance counselor . . . We defeat HILI and capture banner—
"We are proud of our achievement". . . difference of opinion arises
between Sidney and Yussie over Shelley's unnatural death . . .
"Who's last tape?" . . . "Tauber, I happen to know that there was
someone in your house last Monday." "So, I know for a fact
there was someone in your office last Saturday night." . . . Septy
teaches us the mechanics of sleep . . . New white admits add
variety . . . Informer and Free Press vie for circulation as Abe
busts a double gasket . . . Whose lands did they appropriate in
Massachusetts— The Pope's? . . . How did they vote, by show of
hands?— You dodos are worse than those bums on the East Side
. . . Elliot caught in the Business Office, fights with Potaka -2—
I guess the keys fit . . . Septy's face lights up as he performs first
successful experiment: toy cars roll down inclined plane ... "Is
this the first time I impressed you?". . . Overconfidence overtakes
him as he brings ice to school . . .
Gete— I've heard from your social studies teacher that you're
not as good as last year's class.
Interior decorators refurbish GO office . . . Scholarships and
Boards arrive— "I wish you the best of luck on this examination."
. . . Normie and Jakie have the best of luck . . . Septy— I've heard
from a couple of teachers that you Seniors aren't as good as some
classes in the past few years . . . Doc makes us the best test yet,
we get the best test yet, we get the best marks yet . . . Zeke's
house becomes new headquarters for the CIA . . . We discover an
arbitrary, contentious and picayune econawmics teacher who
speaks in terms of momma and papa banks and other things he
doesn't know too much about . . .
Gefz- Rosenberg, you would make a good anarchist.
Purce/;-@!#$%*&!! yabuncha@!#$%*&!! yashouldalldrown . . .
uuhhh . . . Thumbs pointing northward, the RO, the RE, and
the BA leave on their three-day junket through the wilds of
America . . . Friends? What friends? . . . "Hello, Mrs. Barenholtz?"
Guardian of the Gates.
. . . "Are you trying to discredit Mr. Basel? Yes, you and coterie."
. . . My, he's up to C on the vocabulary list . . . Coop— The teachers
in the school have a pretty bad opinion of you, and they're right.
Spring cleaning finds A.N.Z. desecrating G.O. office: HILI banner,
Ramaz anthem, and Ram's head returned to original owners— all
mysteriously reappear for Elchanite pictures, then pictures mys-
teriously disappear . . . After twenty-five years, Becker finally gets
himself a new briefcase, launches war between dodos and nudniks
. . . Doc— This is the BEST class I have ever had. From the
Huzzy: "Don't eat drake's cake, that's the law, but for yocsake,
eat it raw." . . . School policy censors Purim Chagiga— Who died
for freedom? . . . School policy decrees that there will be Lag
B'Omer outing on odd Thursdays bi-annually . . . Arista does not
exist . . . The Service Squad does not exist . . . Elchanite does
Lejl to right. Bottom Row: Literary Editor M. Barenholtz, Second
Row: Art Editors E. Becker. H. Kwitel, M. Feldman. Top Row:
Activities Editors C. Horowitz, J. Weinstein, A. Greenberg, J. Flam-
holz, W. Wolff.
PROVIDING a showcase for the finest achievements of
the class of 1961, this year's Elchanite attempts to con-
tinue the tradition of seven consecutive Medalist ratings
while reaching new heights in quality and innovation.
Under the editorship of Leonard Feiner and Walter Reich,
the yearbook's design and shape departed substantially from
its predecessors. Supervising all the various stages of the
yearbook's production was Advisor Mr. Harry Allan who
proved to be of invaluable assistance.
Left to right: Business Managers
M. Durst, J. Strauch, D. Berman,
P. Schneider, D. Rhine.
Left to right, Bottom Row: Editor-
in-Chief L, Feiner, Co-Editor A.
Freedman. Top Row: Co-Editor R.
Tauber, Editor-in-Chief W. Reich.
Left to right: Typing Editors I. Reiss, R. Schechter,
Left to right: Photography Editors L. Goldsmith, W. Kerness, N. Lass
IN addition to co-ordinating extra-curricular activities, the
General Organization acts as the Haison agent between the
administration and the students in attempts to present the
student-body's view on matters pertaining to its welfare.
The chief executive of the G.O. is the President, whose
election is the highlight of the entire school term. The elec-
tions provide an outlet whereby the candidates show their
originality by devising signs to capture the imagination and
the votes of the electorate. With the passing years, the Com-
mission system, for which there was a provision in the Con-
stitution, has gradually withered away, with the President
assuming the powers that they formerly held.
As always, one of the most important activities of the
student community was the assembly program, ranging this
year from an Awards Assembly to a talk by a representative
from Bache and Co. about stocks and the stock market. One
of the most memorable events was the gathering in honor
of the Bar-Mitzvah Year of the State of Israel at which Rabbi
Heifetz delivered a stirring speech.
The annual affairs of the CO., such as the Chagigot, were
carried on with nary a hitch, while the perennial compulsory
club program was unceremoniously scrapped. The G.O. meet-
ings were conducted with order and decorum under the able
guidance of our faculty advisor, Mr. Joseph Strum.
Left to right. Seated: W. SchifF. J. Kovin. J. Resnick. Secretary-
Treasurer A. Shapiro, Faculty Advisor Mr. J. Strum, President A.
Freedman, A. Feuerstein, M. Ritholtz, M. Rosengarten. Standing: B.
Rabinowitz, M. Altner, A. Schnure, W. Reinfeld, G. Wolf. B. Stieglitz,
S. Solomon, H. Ishofsky. P. Haimm. P. Morginstin, I. Reiss, M. Mer-
melstein. B. Tuckman. J. Mehler. M. Ness. C. Feller.
Left to right: Vice President M. Barenholz, President W. Wolff,
Faculty Advisor Mr. J. Strum, Secretary-Treasurer M. Levine.
Left to right. First Row: M. Brenner, R. Naimark. M. Greenberg, A.
Frimer, P. Nussbaum, E. Weinraub. Second Row: M. Bernstein, H.
Ishofsky, E. Uncyk, D. Berman, M. Schonfeld, R. Rosen, A. Freed-
man. Third Row: E. Mezrich, I. Fruchter, F. Wolfish, E. Becker,
I. Reiss, L. Garber, P, Haimm.
THE Service Squad, law-enforcement arm of the General
Organization, carries out its duties in conjunction with
the Student Court. Among its many activities are keeping the
school clean, apprehending belligerents and insuring proper
decorum at assemblies. In addition to all this, it guards the
gates and prevents students from leaving the school either
at recess or lunchtime. Anyone receiving a summons from a
member of the Service Squad is required to attend a Student
Court meeting and hear sentence passed upon him.
A new innovation was introduced this year as representa-
tion from each class was restricted so as to insure a more
varied assortment of its members. This helped this year's
Service Squad to reach new heights in efficiency.
Left to right. First Row: Captain P. Schneider, Lieutenant
H. Gralla, Sergeant L. Garber. Second Row: S. Donnen-
berg. C. Rosensweig. E. Martin, P. Kerstein, G. Laver,
L. Sleppowitz. H. No\acl<, B. Weinberg. M. Ness. R.
Druckman, I. Fruchter. H. Bachman. W. Caplow, R.
Naimark. M. Singer, G. SchilT. Third Row: J. Brettholtz,
C. Feller. I. Nosenchuck, J. Berlin, K. Bernstein, R. Hal-
lar. H. Lachar, H. Cohn, A. Paskowitz, J. Cohan, A. Levine,
M. Benzon. J. Kestenbaum, C. Nussbaum.
Left to right. Bottom Row: Vice President A. Freedman. Sergeant A. Zuek-
erman. Lieutenant D. Berman, Captain J. Strauch, Captain E. Becker. Lieu-
tenant H. Gralla, Sergeant L. Garber, Corporal N. Ringel. Second Row:
C. Kaner, R. Liebowitz, F. Sckolow, A. Scop. H. Bachman, M. Altner,
M. Benzon, D. Tuchman, H. Nathan, M. Birnbaum, J. Seawald. J. Capido.
Top Row: D. Groner, J. Resnick, K. Kaplan, H. Bernstein, M. Danzig,
J. Toporovsky, A. Abromawitz.
Top to bottom, Left Col-
umn: S. Solomon, P.
Schneider, M. Levine.
Right Column: Chief Jus-
tice A. Freedman, M.
Schonfeld, Alternate R.
ARTICLE IV of the Constitution of the General Organ-
ization states: The student court shall have the poiver
to try and punish any member of the student body who
commits a Student Court offense.
The judicial body meets twice a month to carry out its
functions. A student accused of a misdemeanor must appear
before the court to enter his plea. After hearing the details
of the case, the court deliberates upon a verdict and pro-
nounces sentence, if the defendant is found guilty. The pun-
ishments range from the writing of several well-chosen
phrases to detention, varying with the nature of the offense.
The court consists of four justices, a Chief Justice, and
one Alternate, with Mr. Strum serving as Faculty Advisor.
Left to right, Bottom Row:
Alternate J. Kovin, G.
Wolff. Top Row: J. Wein-
stein, J. Cohen, Chief Jus-
tice R. Tauber, A. Shapiro.
Left to right, First Row: Secretary R. Tauber, Vice President A. Freedman, President
A. Greenberg, Faculty Advisor S. Lebowitz. President L. Feiner, Vice President M.
Barenholtz. Second Row: L. Koss, S. Solomon, H. Meyerowitz. P. Schneider, W. Wolff,
G. Abramoff, C. Horowitz. W. Reich, J. Flamholz. Third Row: E. Shapiro, J. Kovin,
I. Fruchter, G, Wolff, M. Shonfeld, W. Werblowsky, H. Kaufman.
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ACTING to promote general scholarship, Arista plays an
integral part in our school program. It is an assemblage
of those students who have displayed leadership in school
activities along with high scholastic achievement.
Aside from rewarding its members with prestige and recog-
nition, the honor society conducts a program of coaching
students in subjects in which they are deficient.
Arista's worthwhile activities were highlighted during the
past year by a visit to the New York Times Building, and
intellectually stimulating meetings ranging from discussions
on Israeli politics to the presidential election to a talk by a
guest speaker on the opportunities for orthodox Jews in
science and industry.
Serving as faculty advisor to Arista is Mr. Samuel Lebo-
witz who has held this post since Arista's inception. Officers
elected for the fall term were: Leonard A. Feiner, President;
Allan Roy Freedman, Vice-President; Abraham Greenberg,
Secretary. During the spring term these offices were held by
Abraham Greenberg, Melvyn Barenholtz, and Ronald Tauber.
Top to bottom. Left Row: D. Tantleff, J. Cohen, B.
Weinberg, A. Speigel, M. Rittholtz, N. Wasserstrum.
Right Row: M. Handelsman, I. Gottlieb, M. Ness,
E. Weinraub, M. Greenberg.
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Left to right. Bottom Row: Photog-
raphy Editor A. Percal, Business
Manager J. Nussbaum, Typing
Editor R. Tauber. Top Row: Edi-
tor-in-Chief A. Greenberg, Photog-
raphy Editor S. Kaplan, Business
Manager J. Brettholtz, Circulation
Manager A. Feuer, Copy Editor
Left to right: News Editor G. Wolf, Sports Editor B. Stieglitz, Feature Editor L. Feiner.
ONE of the major aspects of the school's extra-curricular
program is our award-winning newspaper, The Topics.
Now in its eighth year of publication, the paper has not
only supplied students with a comprehensive coverage of all
news items, but has also, in its editorial column, campaigned
for the welfare of the student body and for a better under-
standing between student and administration leaders.
An important reason for the popularity of The Topics is
its fine feature department which emphasizes the creative
aspect in writing and includes everything from short stories
to satires and poems. The once-a-year Purim issue, known
this year as "The Huzzy," was one of the most hilarious
in the paper's history.
The Topics is a member of the Columbia Scholastic Press
Association and, during our four years, has been awarded
three First Place and one Medalist rating in the Association's
nationwide contests. To provide prospective reporters with
the opportunity of learning about the many phases of journal-
ism, Editor-in-Chief Abraham Greenberg supervised a Sun-
day Journalism Club under the watchful eye of Faculty
Advisor Mr. Sidney Gold who also provided helpful hints
when the paper was about to go to press.
Left to right: Managing Editor J. Flamholz, Editor-in-Chief A.
Greenberg, Faculty Advisor Mr. S. Gold.
CELEBRATING its thirteenth year along with Medinat
Israel, Kolenu published two issues this year instead
of the usual one. Under the guidance of its faculty advisor,
Rabbi Joseph Epstein, Kolenu once again won a First Place
Award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association with
nine hundred and forty out of a possible one thousand points
As in previous years, the contents ranged from original
writings to "Chidushei Torah" and articles about Hebrew
activities within the school.
The editors have received quite a number of congratulatory
notes from prominent Jewish leaders and Hebraists with
the publication of each issue, showing that Kolenu is being
more widely known and read throughout the Jewish world.
heit to right. Seated: J. Mabler. A. Feuer, Faculty Advisor
Rabbi J. Epstein, M. Greenberg, I. Gottlieb. Standing: H.
Meyerowitz, EditorsAnChief A. Freedman and A. Green-
APPEARING once a week, the Topics Bulletin keeps the
students abreast of all school events. Under the editor-
ship of Jerry Weinstein, the Bulletin appeared with a record
thirty five issues, including two election specials, a student
poll on the national Presidential election, and a joint Topics-
Topics Bulletin issue about the State Regents and Science
Under the motto "Vox Populi Omnia Vincit," the Bulle-
tin's scathing editorials left definite imprints on the opinions
of YUHSB students, who devoured each issue with increased
interest. Entered for the first time in the Columbia Scholastic
Press Association, the Bulletin achieved a Second Place
rating with 844 points out of a possible 1000.
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Left to right: Associate Editor I. Reiss,
Editor-in-Chief J. Weinstein, J. Bruger,
Associate Editor J. Cohen.
Left to right. Seated: M. Feldman.
A. Braverman, M. Durst. Standing:
L. Goldsmith, D. Sussman, P.
Brumer, Editor-in-Chief W. Gold-
man, H. Kwitel, J. Cohen.
SET against the dynamic background of modern science,
the Atom brings to the student body a personal acquain-
tance with events of the day. Synthetics, medicine, space
science, philosophy — these are the sources from which the
Atom draws its material. And it is in the Atom that students
find personal involvement with scientific problems and a type
of exposure that breeds enthusiasm and interest. Its new
and more appealing format firmly entrenched the Atom in
the ranks of the major school publications and gained for it
a larger reading body and a more enthusiastic following.
Left to right. Seated: Faculty Ad-
visor L. Cooper, J. Weinstein, J.
Flaraholz, M. Barenholtz, M. Han-
delsman. Second Row: E. Hoffman,
Captain L. Feiner. L. Koss. D.
Mandelbaum. Third Row: F. Fisch.
THE recently organized Math Team enjoyed its second
year of competition in the Inter-scholastic Math League.
Student interest in it has been mounting increasingly, lead-
ing to wider student participation.
Under league rules, five students are chosen to officially
compete in each contest, while the remainder of the team
uses the tests as practice for future competition. Each meet
consists of different problems designed to test the solver's
facility with mathematical concepts.
Coached by Mr. Louis Cooper and captained by Leonard
Feiner, the Math Team compiled a commendable record
and looks forward to an increasingly important place in the
school's roster of extra-curricular activities.
As ONE of the more important student functions, debat-
ing is the most popular extra-curricular activity. Intra-
mural debates held in the home team's English class, offer
the students an opportunity to gain experience in effective
expression. At the end of each term, a debate is held posing
the Junior and Senior league winners against each other in
order to determine the school champion.
Clockirisr. jrom bottom
center: R. Liebis, Debat-
ing Manager R. Tauber,
M. Shonfeld, G. Wolff, W.
Reich. A. Freedman. C.
Horowitz, H. Kaufman.
The Varsity Debating Team participated in many Inter-
Yeshiva League debates. Led by Ronald Tauber and Ronald
Liebis, fall and spring term Debating Managers, the school
team compiled an excellent record and led the League.
A Public Speaking Club under the guidance of Mr. Arthur
Becker proved to be an excellent training ground for lower
classmen having an interest in debating. A newly formed
Junior Varsity and a series of assemblies featuring debates
helped further student interest in debating.
Clockwise, from bottom
center: W. Caplow, R.
Tauber. M. Shonfeld, G.
WoIflF. W. Reich, A. Freed-
man, H. Meyerowitz, H.
Kaufman. Center: Debat-
ing Manager R. Liebis.
HIGHLIGHTING both the fall and spring terms are the
Chagigot, organized mixtures of songs, music, food and
comic plays which impart in each student the gay spirit of
Chanukah and Purim. The Chanukah Chagiga, under the
direction of Carmi Horowitz and Jerry Weinstein, presented
the traditional songs and music in addition to a lampooning
skit entitled "The Senate Informeration Committee," de-
picting the results of an investigation into some student
The Purim Chagiga offered a large variety of songs played
by the I.B.T.C. school band.
THE Yeshiva Organization Commission, under the leader-
ship of Rabbi P. Yogel, is the coordinating body of our
school's religious activities. Included in its program are the
Minyan, Mishmar and the Kashruth Commission.
The Minyan has reached its peak this year. From forty to
fifty boys attend each morning, deriving all the benefits of
"tfilah betzibur" and then being treated to breakfast by
the school. Rabbi Faivushevitz is advisor to the Minyan.
Perhaps the most important function of the Y.O.C. is the
Kashruth Commission. This group makes sure that all foods
sold in the lunchroom and candy machines comply with the
highest standards of kashruth. Letters are sent periodically
to the producers of these products to see that these stand-
ards are met.
Finally, it is interesting to note that this year the Y.O.C.'s
charity drive has netted a sum almost unparalleled in our
Left to right. Seated: A. Feuer, W. Seeve, Faculty Advisor Rabbi P. Yogel, J. Mehler,
D. Jaffe. H. Meyerowitz. Standing: D. Tannenbaum, J. Berlin, I. Rappaport.
Left to right: I. Gottlieb, W. Kerness, C.
Horowitz, A. Perkal, K. Bernstein, L. Stein-
berg, J. Kestenbaum.
ONTINUING its fine tradition, Variety Nite 1961 proved
to be a great succes.s with a wide array of professional
and amateur talent.
Many familiar personalities were featured, with alumni
Benjy Hulkower M.C.ing and drumming and Larry Ackerman
providing comic touches to the proceedings. Undergraduate
entertainment was highlighted by Andy Schnure, the Glee
Club led by Gerald Wolf and Myron Schonfeld, the school
band under Carmi Horowitz and Wayne Kerness, and an
Israeli dance group performing imaginative "rikkudim."
The show, witnessed by a near-capacity crowd, was held in
modern Lefferts Junior High School and proved to be both
a theatrical and financial success.
Left to right. Bottom Row: I. Nosenchuk, N. Sanders, B. Rabinowitz, M. Genn, Leaders
M. Schonfeld and G. Wolff. M. Schiff, D. Waldman. H. Kaufman, C. Feller, Top Row:
D, Tantleff, H. Kwitel K. Kaplan, I. Rappaport, M. Altner, J, Berlin, J. Toporovsky,
THE Hebrew Library evolved this year from being merely
an aid to the school's instructors into an important source
of reading pleasure for the student body as well. Many new
books were added to the shelves which already hold more
than tour thousand tomes. Among the new editions is a new
Judaica section consisting of books in English on assorted
In addition, several translations of such world-famous
classics as "The Last of the Mohicans" and "The Count of
Monte Cristo" were acquired which has given new impetus
to the circulation.
The Library, under the capable advice of Rabbi J. D.
Epstein, has recently devised a new shelving system which
facilitates the finding of books and helps in ministering to the
Left to right: M. Gold, J. Rhine, D. Grandsitzky,
Faculty Advisor Rabbi J. Epstein, I. Bodner, Head
Librarian A. Speigel. D. Shapiro, M. Greenberg, C.
Feller, T. Uvegi.
Left to right: S. Solomon, A. Regan, H. Cohen, A.
Feuer, K. Grossman. H. Ishofsky, L. Pachter, Fac-
ulty Advisor R. Bassell, Head Librarian G. Abramoff,
FAITHFULLY keeping apace of its importance, the Eng-
lish Library has once again added substantially to its
wide range of volumes. More than five hundred new books,
ranging fi'om astronomy to zoology, have been added to
the library in the last year. Another newly acquired inval-
uable asset of the library is its wide selection of informative
magazines, including Time, Current History and Scientific
The main task of the English Library Squad is to pro-
vide the most efficient and rewarding service possible for
the student body. The Library Squad has been reorganized
into five independent groups, making administration easier
and lessening the burdens on its faculty advisor, Mr. Bassell.
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PURRED on by greater student support, the YUHSB
' Chess Team, after having a poor start, ended with its
best season. With a A'^/z-'^Vz record, it has tied for the
coveted championship, and will share the trophy with R.J.J.
Led by Junior Mike Handelsman and the fine play of
Wilham Caplow and Jerome Mehler, the chessman achieved
their two most dramatic and significant victories at Flatbush
and R.J.J, by 3-2 scores.
Left to right, Seated: J. Mehler, W. Caplow, W. Rosenberg, M. Handlesman
Standing: H. Lasher, R. Mandelbaum, W. Seive, K. Grossman.
THE J.V. plays an important role in YUHSB athletics as
a training ground for future varsity ballplayers. Under
the tutelage of Michael Ostrow, the team had a 5-4 record.
The schedule included games with the junior varsities of
HILI and Flatbush and other teams from the local Young
Israels. Groundwork has been laid for a J.V. League running
in accordance with Varsity League games.
This year's team was led by sophomores Leon Pechter and
Eli Unsig, who were assisted by the fine play of freshman
Sam Borger. With several of this year's freshmen returning
next year, it is hoped that the team will show an even better
record in the future.
Left Row, Bottom to top:
M. Ritholz, P. Nussbaum,
A. Spiegel, W. Reinfeld,
E. Uncyk, L. Pachter, H.
Cohen, A. Paskowitz.
Right Row: M. Lautman,
W. Borger, B. Zimmer-
man, W. Nathanson, S.
Sherman, R. Haller. M.
Managers E. Becker and D. Berman.
Captain B. Stieglitz.
Left to nght S Amigo N Ringle H Bachman
M. Hudes, H. Bernstein.
AFTER upsetting Flatbush in the playoffs 63-58,
YUHSB's resourceful hoopsters then went on to cop
its first league championship by defeating HILI 52-42 on
the Garden floor.
The Yugars completed the season with a disappointing
4 and 6 league record, the only victories coming at the
expense of R.J.J, and Ramaz. On the basis of these four
victories the Yugars ended the regular season in a third
place tie with HILI, whom we defeated in a special playoff
Responsible for the team's success was the tutelage of
Irv Forman, who used a pressing two-one-two zone defense
to good advantage in the playoffs.
High scorers for the season were Norm Ringel and Barry
Stieglitz with 346 and 169 points respectively. Co-Captains
Laurie Garber and Barry Stieglitz provided the squad with
the sparks and leadership that is always needed to make a
championship team. The school scoring record was broken
when Norm Ringel dunked 47 points against Ramaz in the
Special accolades were awarded to Norm Ringel, the
league's leading scorer, as the most valuable player in the
All-Star Game, and Laurie Garber, as the most valuable
player in the championship game.
Left to right: R. Rosen, P. Haimm J Kovin W.
* Exhibition Games
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Captain L. Garber.
COACHED by Allan Swedler and led by Captains H.
Gralla and W. WolfE, the swimming team has compiled
the finest record in league history.
The swimming season came to an abrupt end after YUHSB
had competed in only five of the eight meets scheduled. Four
of these meets had resulted in victories and it was obvious
that the championship had gone to YUHSB for the second
consecutive year. The other teams in the league then con-
ceded the next three meets and the aquamen finished the
season with a record of seven first places and one second
During the course of the year H. Gralla, freestyle, and
W. Wolff, backstroke, proved beyond a doubt that they were
the fastest in the league in their respective events. Co-Captain
M. Barenholtz went undefeated in the two-lap freestyle,
while L. Goldsmith swam successfully in other freestyle
events. Undergraduates M. Schlusselberg, H. Ishofsky and
M. Benzon contributed the final push necessary for the
Left to right. First Row: M. Shiusselberg, M. Lautman, Co-Captain M.
Barenholtz, H. Spilke, R. Druckman. P. Sass. Second Row: 3. Flamholz,
L. Goldsmith, H. Ishofsky, Captain H. Gralla, Coach A. Swedler, Captain
W. Wolff, A. Feuer, L. Steinberg, M. Benzon.
FIRMLY entrenched on the roster of school sports, the
Bowhng Team made a fine showing this year and ended
with a record of seven wins and three losses. Practicing reg-
ularly at their home lanes, the Kenmore Keglers ended ofT
the season with five straight victories. Among the top scorers
were Captain Harvey Gralla and Martin Soshtain.
Left to right, Seated: S. Rosenberg,
M. Barenholtz, H. Lasher. P. Schnei-
der. Standing: Captain H. Gralla, L.
Garber, J. Flamholz. M. Soshtain.
FORMING an important part of the athletic program, our
intramural competition provides the average student with
experience in team competition. The basketball tournaments
form the core of the program, while individual competitions
in ping-pong, handball and foul-shooting are conducted on
an elimination basis. Victorious in basketball was class SB,
while Howard Lasher and William Werblowsky excelled in
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Rhapsody on a Summer's Night
by Walter Reich
Silently we rushed against the still-warm grass
reaching out for ghosts with trembling hands
Spreading out oiir arms
till we embraced the world—
But found only goblins and didn't care
Why do you stutter there
You are not afraid
Why do you cry
There is a tree singing
There is a song in a bird's winging
Expanding to the black enameled sky
A forest lake
three mountains and the dawn
Enclosed the stillness
with a muted damn
And fused free spirits
to incarnate law
Enveloped our liquid laughing hearts
What do you see
What do you feel
A hurricane song
A heat lightning song
Water from some place
The mind's eye dimmed and dull
Cancion de Cuna
by Mr. Isaac J. Cantor
Duerme, nene, duerme, carisimo.
La vida es sin miedo;
Porque la mano que te cunea
Te seca las gotas, querido.
Que los dngeles te protejan, mi alma
Por todas las horas, mi cielo —
Amor paternal, corazon maternal
Te damos los dos, mi nino.
Que para ti el sol siempre brille —
El cielo sin nubes;
Buena suerte te sign los pasos —
Duerme, queridisimo eres.
Sleep, my babe, my own, my sweetheart
Life yet has no fears;
For the hand that rocks your cradle
Dries away your tears.
Angels keep you and protect you
All the long night through;
A father's love and a mother's heart —
We give them both to you.
The sun ever shine for you, my dear one.
Your skies ever cloudless be —
Good fortune follow all your footsteps —
Peace may you ever see!
by Allan Roy Freedman
RAGNAR paused from his plowing for a moment. Strange.
That glint in the sky reminded him of the legend. He
began to day-dream, to float back to his childhood. He could
almost hear the voice of the elder-schoolmaster as he spoke
to his pupils of the great happening and exhibited the
antiquity to them.
"It was almost one hundred and twenty years ago, four
generations past," said the balladeer rubbing his antennae
together, "that the gods came down out of the sky in a
great silver bird, taught us the mysteries of mechanics, and
left us this relic as a symbol of their power. To further show
their might, shortly after they left a bright light which
obscured the sun, burned steadily for three days." Ragnar
remembered staring in awe at the relic and at its inscription.
He remembered working for weeks and months during all
his free time in a vain attempt to decipher the inscription,
and to discover what function the machine performed, but
to no avail had he labored, for at the end of his effort he
was as much in the dark as before he started.
"Oh baloney," he said to himself suddenly, "how could
anyone, even a child, believe such a ridiculous story." He
remembered when he had first learned to doubt the fable . . .
"You mean to say you actually believe all this rot?" he
heard his room-mate saying, "But, surely by now you realize
that it's all a lot of mumbo- jumbo designed to keep everyone
enslaved to the priests' commands." Ragnar's family was
very religious and they had never rationally discussed with
him the origins of the legend. He had been taught to beheve
without questioning. As he had previously believed im-
plicitly he now scoffed with just as much vigor. The author-
ities had caught him attempting to convert others to his
heretical ideas. He had been expelled from school, and be-
cause he was not able to continue his education, he had
actually been sentenced to a life of manual labor, devoid of
any intellectual experiences. He had drifted from the farms to
the cities, harvesting, tightening nuts on automobiles, with-
out any thought except where his next meal would come
from, where he would try for work next. He ambled on
through life without any goals in mind and just living for
Now, however, a spark of his old intellectual curiosity
overtook him. "I wonder what the real story was without any
of the religious trappings. Wonder if they ever translated the
damn inscription." He tried to conjure up in the mind the
forms of the letters he had seen so long ago on that vestige
of another civilization. "Ragnar! Ragnar! If you don't start
plowing that field I'll have your blasted hide." Ragnar slowly
arose, his train of thought broken, and dreamt no more.
Ragnar the Martian would never know about the alien,
yet so similar culture of Earth. Nor would he know that the
fable was based on the fact of the first and last UN expe-
dition to Mars. Nor would he realize that the great light in
the sky 118 years prior to this day had been Earth in its
final agony. Nor would he ever be able to read or under-
stand the inscription on this, the last trace of vanished
Terra, "Made in Japan."
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by Walter Reich
I see a new hght, rolling sun on powdered sky,
Rolling heart on rolling tongue, majestic heart,
Heart shining on harp-music, shining on the rolled fold of
A new light, throwing white shadows on soldered heads:
A coming abnegation, a coming result, a coming prolicide:
Seeping out with heart-music courageous light.
I see a new light, white moon on white sand,
New time-flutter, canvas-masted anthem for mouth agape,
Tuning fork and bird whistle, muted panorama:
Come outside and see dawn, the promise of new hght;
See the burning heat of roused eruption —
Touch the piercing shaft of rushing hope:
Blue paint on blue pigment, orange hue on orange blend,
Lightning sign on static symbol.
I see a new light, in memory of the old.
by Mel Benzon and Milton Elbogen
IN THE BEGINNING G-D CREATED THE HEAVENS
AND THE EARTH. And the earth was hlessed with
vegetation, animals and lastly, man.
During man's infancy, he relied solely on the Almighty's
gifts of protection and provision, but he was alone and help-
less. And thus G-d bestowed upon man a mate and he was
no longer alone.
As time went on, man's species was fruitful and multiplied.
And as man multiplied, he gradually passed from infancy to
childhood. He learned how to harness the forces of G-d
that were about him; he learned to till the soil and domes-
ticate the animals of the field. His quest for knowledge could
not be satiated.
Man unified and glorified the earth, through villages and
cities, countries and empires. It prospered and progressed
through him, through his inventions, buildings and industries.
Man was able to travel to all parts of the globe. He built
floating machines and flying machines, digging machines and
building machines and . . . alas, DESTROYING MA-
CHINES; machines that could rip apart the human body.
So, as man propagated his kind, he also destroyed it. He
destroyed it because he was of a selfish breed, wanting to
build his empires and enlarge his possessions. At first the
battles were slight and insignificant. They were fought with
crude weapons, capable of killing one man at a time. But,
parallel to the progressive growth of his industry of improve-
ment, was the progressive skill of his industry of destruction;
thus, new and better weapons were evolved. From guns to
tanks, from bombs to the supreme weapon. What was that
supreme weapon? Man did not know. He only knew that it
was capable of destroying the entire earth.
There were intermittent periods of war. But soon, peace
was the intermittent period between great periods of war.
And then there was no peace, only war; war filled with death
and decay, horror and havoc.
War . . . amidst this war it came. The supreme weapon.
Never did the earth know such a powerful force. Was it
man-made, or was it the wrath of G-D sent upon man from
heaven? For the heavens shook as did the earth.
Then, all was quiet; quiet and still. All was still, still . . .
and time disappeared. The world was without form, and
void was upon the earth.
Suddenly, out of the vast stillness there was a movement.
Disorder slowly evolved into order. Time returned and —
IN THE BEGINNING G-D CREATED THE HEAVENS
AND THE EARTH. AND THE EARTH WAS BLESSED
WITH VEGETATION, ANIMALS AND LASTLY, MAN.
by Isaac B. Gottlieb
The sun beat down upon his head,
With each new ray his head grew sore.
He dragged his feet along the sand,
Each step smaller than that before.
He knew that water lay not far;
In truth it lay but in his mind.
For all who lived in the desert knew
That water lay— five miles behind.
He fell most softly in the sand
His flaming lips touched burning grains.
And with that last eternal kiss.
His life relinquished human claims.
The blood-red jewels rolled from his hand
The sun beat down upon them, too.
They took the sun into themselves,
And gave it out in a rich, red hue.
Then the sun went home beyond the clouds.
And forced the clouds to lose their prize.
The rains dissolved the last few tears
That fell from now hard, glassy eyes.
Bony bodies carved in space,
Stony skin and solid face,
Tools of the parent craft.
Missiles in an earthly shaft;
Shifting eyes and lonely brows.
Restless as the chain allows.
To leap an inch in secret space,
Then held back in dark embrace.
A bit of thought, a bit of deed,
A light of hope. A jot of speed.
And out — out of a dusty orb,
From the grave, the stars absorb:
Silver steel, trimmed and lined.
Fleshy steel of humankind.
Come — Come, I will absorb,
Man into the starry orb.
The brilliance of a setting sun,
Is purple earth when wish is won.
The heat tamed, fiery blast,
A comet flam.ed, stellar mast.
Faded home is swirling mist.
Oblivion of truth — But some persist;
Man forgets. Time remembers
Burning ruin of living embers.
Realizing from landed chars —
A home among the space and stars.
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Congratulations and Best Wishes to
PAUL B. SCHNEIDER
UPON HIS GRADUATION FROM
MOM AND DAD
Barbara, Nahum, Debby and Michael
Uncle Sidney and Aunt Fanny
Uncle Hyman and Aunt Celia
Uncle Jack and Aunt Rhoda
Uncle Joe and Aunt Rose
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Greenberg
Mr. and Mrs. Irving Werner
Mr. and Mrs. Max Newman
Joseph, Larry and Sheldon
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Gold and Family
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Segal
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Goldschmidt
Mr. and Mrs. Meyer Stavitsky
Mr. and Mrs. Murray Kotkes and Family
M and M Appetizers
734 Montgomery St.
Brooklyn, N. Y.
The Isfel Co.
1225 Broadway, N.Y.C.
In Honor of
ALAN S. BRAVERMAN
Mom, Dad and Miriam
Grandma and Grandpa Braverman
Grandma Blima Sobolofsky
Uncle Leo and Aunt Gloria Braverman
Lisa, Rita and Michael
Uncle Murray and Aunt Lucy Braverman
Phil, Janice, Norman, Isaac and Jeffrey
Uncle Irving and Aunt Eleanor Wolinsky
Barry and Sharon
Uncle Stanley and Aunt Bella Sobolofsky
Rose and Hyman Radisch
Ann, Milton and Susan Yarn
Leah and Irving Silverman
Stephan and Ira
Freida, George and Billy Berger
Mr. Leo Chapman and Family
upon his graduation from
Mom, Dad and Surie
Grandpa Levi Yitschock
Aunt Ethel and Uncle Jack
Aunt Jean and Uncle Max
Aunt Ettie and Uncle Aaron
Aunt Freida and Uncle Jack
Aunt Anna and Uncle Izzy
Aunt Lilla and Uncle Max
Aunt Dorothy and Uncle Abe
Aunt Eleanore and Uncle Menas
and all the cousins
Mom, Dad and Dave
ALLAN ROY FREEDMAN
Upon his graduations from
Mom and Dad
Gary and Benjy
Grandma and Grandpa
Dave and Joan
Mom and Dad
ABRAHAM S. GREENBERG
Mr. Joseph Greenberg
Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Givner
Norman and Ann Givner
Mr. Harry Marcus
Whitelav/n Dairies Inc.
City-Wide Banana Supply Co.
Congrafu/afions and Best Wishes to
Mom, Dad and Marsha
Congratulations and Best Wishes to
Mom, Dod, and Raymond
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Reich
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Nussbaum
Mr. and Mrs. Leon Nussbaum
Mr. and Mrs. William Feit
Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Weisenfeld
Mr. and Mrs. Murray Weissberg
Mr. and Mrs. Herb Gary
Lafayette Farms Inc.
Eddy's School Supplies
Leonard Haimms Co.
Flatbush Discount City
Gold Manor Caterers
Zeller and Jacoby
Congrafu/at/ons and Best Wishes for a wonderful Future to
Mom, Dad, Leibel and Nicky
Mr. and Mrs. Alex Fruchtandler
Mr. and Mrs. J. Braun Alle Packing Co., Inc.
Aaron and his Graduating Class
Father, Mother, Linda and Ruth
Aunt Bella, Uncle Moshe and Family
Abe Miller and Family
Rabbi and Mrs. M. Kovalensky
Ben Kovol and Family
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Tauber
Mrs. Sarah Tauber
Mr. Paul S. Tauber
Mr. and Mrs. David Tauber
Mr. and Mrs. M. Rosenberg
Dr. and Mrs. Alexander Slanger
Mr. and Mrs. A. Bohn
Mom and Dad
Horowitz Margareten Inc.
Singer Kosher Meat
Weisbrodt's Tailor Shop
Birdie's Corset Shop
Congratulations and Best Wishes to
Mom and Dad
Judah and Hadassah
Aunt Jessie and Uncle Lester
Aunt Mollie and Uncle Dave
Aunt Edna and Uncle Sid
Aunt Bella and Uncle Hilby
Aunt Bilha and Uncle Manny
and all the cousins
Mom and Dad
Aunt Hannah and Uncle Dave
Aunt Fannie and Uncle Joe
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Katz
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Baronfeld
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Gnatowsky
Mom, Dad and Jay
Irene, Normie and Rena
Uncle Sol, Sandy, Louis, Renee
Uncle Julius and Aunt Lilly
Mr. Alex Kezner
Besf Wishes to
Mom, Dad and Rachel
Mom and Dad
Mr. Joseph Morginstin and Family
Saul, Jaci< and Harriet
Mr. and Mrs. Stieglitz and Family
Beaunit Mills Inc.
Mazel Tov to
Mom and Dad
Madeleine and Barry
Isaac Feller and Family
DAVID H. TANTLEFF
Mom, Dad and Marsha
Aunt Evelyn and Uncle Harry
Aunt June and Uncle Abe
Aunt Ruth, Uncle Joe and Howie
Celia, Jack and Marty
Mom and Dad
Sheila, Chaim and Paul
Mom and Dad
Ezzy and Elly
Mr. and Mrs. J. Pearlman
Harry Levy Shoes Inc.
Manchester Lace and Embroidery
Mom and Dad
Alex and Jackie
Anne and Fanny and Uncle Morris
Edythe, Hy, Sylvia and Abe
ELLIOT P. HOFFMAN
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hoffman and Family
Maze/ Tov to
ZEEV PESACH SEEVE
Mom and Dad
Shulamith, David, Shanie
Grandparents Rabbi and Mrs. Lesin
Mr. Louis Fine
Mom and Dad
Best Wishes to
Mom and Dad
and Mrs. Weinstein and Family
291 Montauk Ave.
Gamarano Bros. Wines
1133 Wasliington Ave.
Arele's of Queens
New York's Only Kosher Nite Club
162-05 Horace Harding Blvd.
Flushing, N. Y.
Cue Fashions Inc.
237 W. 35th St.
Wall Street Camera Exchange
120 Wall Street
Lebowitz Pine View
Preparation for College Entrance Exams
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1701 Quentin Road
Brooklyn 29, N. Y.
Class of '61
Industrial Group Service
Morris Rosenberg and Sons
1035 Rockaway Avenue
Brooklyn 36, N. Y.
The Graduating Class— 1961
Mom and Dad
Pollack Associates Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Goldsmith and Family
Mr. and Mrs. Kestenbaum and Family
Congrotu/otions fo Our Son
Rabbi and Mrs. Moshe Berenholtz
Heshy and Goldie
Mr. Louis Levine and Family
Mom and Dad
Paula, Norman and Jackie
N. Y. Clothing Cutters Union
Manis and Singer
171 Madison Avenue
Mr. Harry Jaffe
Mutterperl Furs Inc.
105 West 30th Street
For Sports Equipment
930 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn 26, N. Y.
156 Reade Street
Snappy Shoulder Strap Co.
43 West 24th Street
New York City
Perfect Recondition Spark Plug Co.
1 137 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, N. Y.
427 Kingston Avenue
Brooklyn, N. Y.
55 W. 42nd Street
Schmulka Bernstein Inc.
1 1 1 Rivington Street
1755 Karen Lane
East Meadow, N. Y.
937 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, N. Y.
1121-33 Clinton Street
Clinton, N. J.
1527 St. John's Place
Brooklyn, N. Y.
Cattle Schochtim Union
1. Leslie Epstein, M.D.
1 245 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, N. Y.
Wortman Dairies Inc.
Kenmore Bowling Center
2228 Church Avenue
Brooklyn, N. Y.
New York 12, N. Y.
3235 Emons Avenue
Brooklyn, N. Y.
Moulded Shoe Co.
10 East 39th Street
L. Blumenaus and Sons Inc.
105 Court Street
Brooklyn, N. Y.
Majestic Belt and Novelty Co.
215-21 37th Street
38 Ludlow Street
Best Wishes to
Mr. and Mrs. Soshtain and Family
Louie's Fish Market
Paramount Plumbing Si
Mr. and Mrs. Fuhrer
Serveramo Service Station Inc.
Manhattan Mfg. and Jobbing Co. Inc.
Air Curtain Co.
Best Realty Co.
Linden Kosher Meat
Don's Hair Stylist
Gold and Reiss Inc.
Dr. Bernard Sheppard
M. J. Goldstein and Son
Gary and Arthur Mendelof
Triangle Paper and Woodenware Co.
Crown Heights Hebrew Store
Flaum and Nass Appetizers
Morris and Sam Butche
Lowry Watch Co.
Sable and Sanders Bakery
Kovers Dress Shop
Eastern Watch Co.
Silverstein's Butcher Shop
Kinor David Orthodox Kosher Provisio
ns Mr. and Mrs. Browstein
Continental Watch Co.
Mohertus Trading Co.
Dr. H. Stein
Dr. Sol Goldstein
Waldorf Shoe Shop
Tholl Plastics and Metals Inc
Harvey's Shoe Store
Pan Oil Co. Inc.
Mansan Shoe Corporation
Lakewood Poultry Farm
Paladin and Paladin
Jacob Asner Ins.
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Markus
Layne French Cleaners
Feit and Jaff Butchers
Geo. and Not Luncheonette
Laufer and Rothbaum
Lever and Greenberg
Weiss and Klou
Nu Boro Pork Cleaners
GERALD ABRAMOFF, 330 Troy Avenue SL 6-3784
MELVYN BARENHOLTZ, 114 E. 57 Street. DI 6-0342
ELLIOT BECKER, 1442-51 Street HY 4-9789
NATHAN BERENHOLTZ, 2877 Brighton 3 Street. . .DE 2-5120
DAVID HERMAN, 1425-51 Street HY 4-8681
SIDNEY BLOOM, 398 Montauk Street CL 7-8314
ALAN BRAVERMAN, 1429 Carroll Street PR 8-5081
LARRY CHAPMAN, 797 Lenox Road SL 6-0396
JOEL COHEN, 115 Ocean Avenue BU 7-1215
MORTON DURST, 128 Penn Street UL 5-2548
LEONARD FEINER, 14.50 E. 28 Street CL 2-1260
MARTIN FELDMAN, 273 Buffalo Avenue PR 3-6165
JOEL FLAMHOLZ, 942 Brooklyn Avenue UL 6-1835
ALLAN FREEDMAN, 1.507-52 Street HY 4-7192
JACOB GANCHROW, 293 Remsen Avenue HY 5-2121
LAURIE GARBER, 1555-47 Street GE 8-5533
WARREN GOLDMAN, 215-51 Murdock Avenue HO 8-8868
LESTER GOLDSMITH, 659 Georgia Avenue CL 7-2081
HARVEY GRALLA, 40 E. 43 Street PR 4-0174
ABRAHAM GREENBERG, 4509-10 Avenue UL 3-9483
DAVID GROSSMAN, 592 Maple Street PR 8-5357
LEON HIRSCHMAN, 7701-20 Avenue BE 6-1325
ELLIOT HOFFMAN, 1082 E. 14 Street CL 2-9140
CARMI HOROWITZ, 1334 Carroll Street SL 6-6962
WAYNE KERNESS, 1099 Ralph Avenue CL 1-2118
JOEL KESTENBAUM, 180 Crown Street PR 3-8082
LEONARD KOSS, 215 Smith Street TR 5-4281
HENRY KWITEL, 1573-48 Street UL 4-8806
HOWARD LASHER, 1144 E. 12 Street DE 8-5105
NORMAN LASS, 2600 E. 21 Street NI 6-5158
ARNOLD LEVINE, 2514 E. 7 Street SH 3-2715
MARTIN MERMELSTEIN, 2048-71 Street BE 2-1045
PHILIP MORGINSTIN, 1756-52 Street UL 3-4904
IRA NOSENCHUK, 2058 Union Street PR 3-4122
NORMAN PIANKO, 1014 Sutter Avenue AP 7-1597
WALTER REICH, 717 Eastern Parkway HY 3-8079
ISAAC REISS, 406 Crown Street PR 2-2503
DAVID RHINE, 646 Montgomery Street SL 6-1991
SAM ROSENBERG, 7416-20 Avenue CL 6-6167
DAVID RUSS, 1320-47 Street
RONALD SCHECHTER, 875 Driggs Avenue EV 4-3558
PAUL SCHNEIDER, 741 Montgomery Street SL 6-4549
WILLIAM SEEVE, 537 E. 52 Street DI 2-0828
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SEYMOR SILVER, 699 Maple Street PR 4-7074
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There is no faith surrogate: for faith is the immediate
instinct of the heart. The search does not end, but clues are
found. This is the function of the individual: to transform
each clue from something personal into something cosmic. Let
us move from the brink of chaos to the shore of endless
— Walter Reich
PHOTOS BY LORSTAN STUDIOS